Wednesday, September 06, 2023
"Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow" selected for 2024 Everybody Reads program
PORTLAND, Ore. - September 6, 2023 - Multnomah County Library is excited to announce the Everybody Reads 2024 title selection, Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, by Gabrielle Zevin.
This richly imagined novel follows three friends over many years. Sam and Sadie meet at a hospital as kids and bond over video games. As college students, a chance encounter brings them back together. Sadie, Sam, and his college roommate Marx, go on to design a video game that brings them fame and fortune in their mid-twenties, changing the course of their lives.
Full of references to video gaming and 90s pop culture, gamers will enjoy the many Easter eggs hidden in the book. More than that, this is an expansive exploration about the creative impulse, the evolving nature of deep friendship and how we tell the story of our own lives.
Gabrielle Zevin is a best-selling author and has published books for adults and teens. She writes both realistic fiction and fantasy. All of her stories explore themes of identity, connection and love. Her bestselling novel, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, has recently been made into a feature film, and her 2005 debut novel, Elsewhere, has become a classic of young adult literature. Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, her tenth novel, was an instant bestseller and made the top of many lists including the New York Times bestseller list and Time Magazine’s Book of the Year.
Everybody Reads is a community-wide reading project that brings together people across Multnomah County. In partnership with Literary Arts and The Library Foundation, Everybody Reads is an opportunity to connect, discuss and reflect on the same book at once.
In 2024, the library will host events linked to the book’s themes. Books will be available for free at open libraries beginning January 2024. Teachers in Multnomah County can also apply to receive books for their classrooms.
The final event, “An Evening with Gabrielle Zevin,” will occur at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are now available from Literary Arts.